Brandon Roy suffers first loss in two years as HS basketball coach

Between two schools over two seasons, former NBA star Brandon Roy had yet to lose a game as a high school basketball coach.

Until Tuesday night, that is.

Roy’s 51-game personal winning streak as a bench boss has come to a close after his alma mater, Seattle’s Garfield High, fell to Seattle Prep by a 58-55 score in the Class 3A SeaKing District quarterfinals.

As the Seattle Times reports, Seattle Prep led 17-2 at the end of the first quarter and held on for the win.


Brandon Roy leaves Nathan Hale (Seattle) for alma mater Garfield

The former University of Washington and Portland Trail Blazers standout didn’t love the timing of his team’s first true off night.

“It wasn’t as much the missing shots that disappointed me, it was our overall effort,” Roy told the Times after his team fell to 22-1. “The Rainier Beach game (Friday) was an emotional win. We knew as coaches that the next was going to be hard. Prep does a good job of moving the ball and packing it in on defense. We tried to preach patience, patience at practice. We came out flat, our energy wasn’t there. Our defense could have been much better and our defense could have helped us get going offensively. We…

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